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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Conservative Rabbis Speak Out for GLBT Jews

New group of Conservative rabbis seeks place for gays in movement
By Debra Rubin
June 30, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 30 (JTA) — Sympathetic to concerns of gay and lesbian Jews seeking a place in their movement, some Conservative rabbis are, in a way, coming out of the closet.

Some 100 rabbis from the United States, Europe and Israel signed on this month with a new group called Keshet-Rabbis.

The organization seeks to provide members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with resources to help them find a welcoming place in Conservative Judaism. Rabbis open to giving guidance to gays and lesbians are listed on a Web site